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      We’re still doing this?  Absolutely!  Despite all the compelling reasons to just let everyone go home and enjoy and extended offseason, this is not an option.  The games must be played, and therefore we the long-suffering fans will feel compelled to watch.  Even games no reasonable football fan would choose to watch like, for example, today’s Redskins Jets game.   

      Today’s convergence of sadness features the 30th ranked scoring offense (Jets 14.4 ppg) versus the 32nd (Redskins 12.0 ppg).  The first team to 15 wins!  With no playoff aspirations the compelling story lines for this game are largely limited to watching young players (hopefully) develop.  Dwayne Haskins gets his first home start and Derrius Guice is back from injury.   
       
      My, reasonable, goals for today’s game:  
      1- Score a touchdown 
      2- Score more than 17 points.   
      3- Haskins throws for 200 yards or more with no interceptions  
      4- Guice runs the ball at least 10 times and finishes at 3.5 yards per carry and healthy.  
       
      Hoping for a win at this point feels like setting myself up for disappointment, so I’m happy to settle for an entertaining loss.  
       
      Special thanks to @pez for some excellent Guinness beef stew.  If you absolutely have to stand in a frozen parking lot at 9am, the best place to do it is at the Extremeskins Tailgate with Pez and @Huly.  Great fans, great people. 
       
      The Redskins have declared for the following players as inactive: 
      Paul Richardson  
      Colt McCoy 
      Deshazor Everett 
      Chris Thompson  
      Ross Pierschbacher 
      Vernon Davis  
      Tim Settle  
       
      The Jets declared the following players as inactive  
      Nate Hairston  
      Darryl Roberts  
      Paul Worrilow 
      Matthias Farley  
      CJ Mosley  
      Jordan Willis  
      Leo Koloamatangi 
       
      1st Quarter - Redskins 0 - 6 Jets
      If you wanted to sit in the cold and watch a football game with some Jets fans at FedEx, but were worried that there were not enough seats available, I have good news.  There’s plenty of space available, so come on down and prove you’re a real fan by sitting though this in person.
       
      Jets dominated the 1st quarter even though they only scored 6 points.  The reason being that Washington managed only 13 yards of offense and a single first down.  
       
      Question: Is it still a check down pass if the QB never looks at anyone else?
       
      2nd Quarter - Redskins 3 - 20 Jets
      The Jets have achieved an insurmountable 13 point lead early in the 2nd quarter.  All hope is lost.

      Is there a more perfect example of the Redskins offense than their first scoring drive in the 2nd quarter?  Interception gives the Redskins the ball on the Jets 16 yard line.  They proceed to march 10 yards backwards before kicking a field goal from the Jets 26.  It's perfect.  Two or three more field goals we can call it a day. 

      The Jets score again and if feels like they are are just piling on at this point.  Three touchdowns in the first half for them, just three points for the redskins.  Our streak of no touchdowns has now extended to 15 quarters. 
       
      3rd Quarter - Redskins 3 - 20 Jets
      There is a spider slowly descending from the ceiling in the press box and it's the most interesting thing that's happened during the third quarter of this game. 
       
      I have decided to allow the spider to live, provided it does not touch me.  I'm off to get some more caffeine. 

      4th Quarter - Redskins 17 - 34 Jets
      The first wave of Redskins fans, the few that are here, started streaming towards the exits after that 4th Jets touchdown.  As if the Jets didn't have this game wrapped up in the 2nd quarter. 
       
      Jet have now more than doubled their average points per game and have matched their season high of 34 points (and they missed two field goals in this game). 
       
      TOUCHDOWN REDSKINS!  THE DROUGHT IT OVER!  Guice took a short pass from Haskins  all the way to the house.  2 point conversion is successful on a pass from Haskins to Quinn. 
       
      The Redskins score another touchdown!  This feels like an embarrassment of riches, even if we are still certain to lose this game. 
       
      End of Game.
       
      Let's review those reasonable goals I mentioned earlier:
       
      1- Success.
      2- Close enough, I'm counting it
      3- Haskins did throw for over 200, but unfortunately did have an interception. 
      4- Guice was not given the opportunity to run the ball ten times today.  He did however score on a 45 yard TD pass and finish the game healthy.  I'll take it.
       
      Even though the Redskins lost, it was good to see the offense show some faint signs of life and end the streak of games without a TD.  The team looked competitive for much of the second half, and perhaps they could have made this a fun game if they carried that same energy throughout.  It was good to see Guice and Mclaurin show out today.  I think both of them have a future with this team that I look forward to seeing. 

       
       

       
       
       
       
       
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If I were a football coach down 6-0 and my team scored a TD I'd go for two everytime, except when line the last few seconds of the game.

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Our season is far from over....

We can be just two games out of 1st after tonight.

Tony, I bid on those two great seats, but some douche bag keeps going a dollar up on me. $300 is as high as I could go.

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Tony, I bid on those two great seats, but some douche bag keeps going a dollar up on me. $300 is as high as I could go.

Damn man :wtf:

I thought they were Buy It Now too....

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When I see the NFL refs wearing those AFL retro shirts with the orange stripes

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I feel this weird compulsion to order a double scoop ice cream cone.

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There might be a thread on this somewhere, but just decided to put it here. Lewis to Smith to Campbell who then has to check his wristband....wow, I fear we will see a lot of delay of game penalties tonight.

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There might be a thread on this somewhere, but just decided to put it here. Lewis to Smith to Campbell who then has to check his wristband....wow, I fear we will see a lot of delay of game penalties tonight.

Doesn't it go through Zorn too?

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sometimes I really can't stand the fans around here. I mean I can understand being upset with the production of the team. But all this the team should do this the team should do that... sure I have players I'd like to see on the team, but I have no idea if they're going to produce. It's not like I'm ready to guarentee this player will be the key to success. Combine that with the number of fans who think the front office can't do anything right. So if we're going to suck either way then why change anything? Suck with the players we've already paid obscene bonuses to.

Glad to see Devin THomas produce last night. Wonder if it was working with Sherm Lewis?

Who on the Skins besides Randel El and Moss can return punts? Was Thomas a punt returner or just a kick returner? I think I heard Tryon returned punts?

As I understand it after a non capped year, assuming no strike or lockout and no new CBA, the cap comes back under previous rules until a new CBA is set up. So should the Skins move up some of the larger salaries to next year to have more modest costs under this proposed cap? Would they be able to?

I wonder if any UFL players will be in the NFL next year?

Why is everyone so eager to pick up someone like Garcia? He's ancient. If we do draft a QB and need a fill in starter why not sign someone like David Carr or Rex Grossman? Someone who could start for a while, then become the main backup for a few years instead of having to retire. Of course after Spurrier with Matthews and Wuerrful Snyder may never sign another player from Florida. WHich means we wouldn't draft Tebow, so good news there.

I want to see more backfields with two ball carriers in it, like last night with Betts and Cartwright.

Edited by MrJL

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My random thought is....ENOUGH WITH THE NEGATIVITY!!!!!!!! As much as I agree about the whole FU Snyder and so forth we still have a team on the field and they are feeling the effects of us fans towards the FO on the field...a lot of player statements tell me that they dont realize the fans hatred is towards the FO, LETS LET THE PLAYERS KNOW WE LOVE AND SUPPORT THEM!!!!!

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Tony, I bid on those two great seats, but some douche bag keeps going a dollar up on me. $300 is as high as I could go.

There is a wonderful place called esnipe.com you might want to check out...

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Have fun.

I remember when I worked in the hospital all those years ago,I learned through practical experience,(as well as Dr.'s teaching me this),that people hear what they want to hear. Of course that works in many other things in life as well. People hear what they want to hear. Believe what they want to believe. Read what they want to read. Ect. E.S. has a wealth of examples of this. Interesting and sad at the same time.

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We have to try and get Ryan Williams out of Va Tech. Love that kid. Reminds me of Marion Barber, but with better speed.

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He listens in. He's not allowed to input anything though.

I thought he "stuck his nose in" from time to time?

You know...calling the two-minute offense?

I really don't know what I believe anymore.

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We have to try and get Ryan Williams out of Va Tech. Love that kid. Reminds me of Marion Barber, but with better speed.

It will probably be a couple years before we can do that, but I definitely agree with you.

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RT @RickMaese Skins fans, take notice RT @SI_PeterKing Lerner will or has talked to Accorsi, Holmgren & Wolf about Browns football czar post

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hey does anyone know why im not allowed to post new threads?

More than likely the last thread you made, you made a boo-boo.....PM Park City Skins, or Jumbo, or Zoony.

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